Application Process

To be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, students must meet all general eligibility requirements of Nebraska Wesleyan University.

In addition to meeting specific admission prerequisites for the RN to MSN program or BSN to MSN program, applicants must submit the following to complete the application process:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (GPA of 3.0 or higher)
  • Unencumbered active state nursing license (with expiration date)
  • Free online application
  • Undergraduate transcripts
    Contact your degree granting institution and request that they send an official transcript to the appropriate address below.
    For Lincoln MSN students:
    Stephanie Mahony
    Nebraska Wesleyan University
    5000 Saint Paul Avenue
    Lincoln, NE 68504
    smahony [at]
    For Omaha MSN students:
    Brenda Ballou
    Nebraska Wesleyan University
    14010 FNB Parkway
    Omaha, NE 68154
    bballou [at]
  • NWU graduate transcript request
    If you graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan and did not transfer in any courses from another institution, you do not need to request transcripts from NWU.
  • Completion of a background check and drug screen
  • Two references
    Upload the names and email addresses of two education or work-related associates. We will send your references an online form to complete in support of your application.
  • Résumé
    Upload your résumé.
  • Personal goals statement
    In 300-500 words, describe your reason for pursuing an MSN degree. What professional, personal and educational goals do you hope to achieve? What strengths will you bring to Nebraska Wesleyan’s MSN program? You may upload your personal goal statement or enter it in your online application for admission.
  • Two years’ work experience
    Show your work experience on your résumé. Other relevant factors such as undergraduate GPA or internships may serve to meet this requirement.